John Hebert won a third term to the 3rd Justice Court by less than 300 votes on Tuesday, against the same opponent he bested by 1248 in 2014. Lynelle Johnson put up much greater resistance this time around as Hebert found himself embroiled in controversy the week after Early Voting when accusations of exceeding his judicial authority surfaced. The allegations seemed not to have played a role in the election as Hebert garnered the same 51% in Early Voting and Election Day.
On Tuesday the incumbent added a paltry 60 votes to his rather meager 229 vote early lead. There’s been talk of a challenge with potential outstanding mail-in ballots uncounted though the challenging candidate has declined to say anything definitive.